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Publication numberUS1903974 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 18, 1933
Filing dateJul 2, 1931
Priority dateJul 2, 1931
Publication numberUS 1903974 A, US 1903974A, US-A-1903974, US1903974 A, US1903974A
InventorsHenry A Brink
Original AssigneeHenry A Brink
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fountain structure
US 1903974 A
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@ma @e Patented Apr. 18, 1933 UNITED STATES HENRY A. BRINK, OF SPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN FOUNTAIN STRUCTURE Application filed July 2,

rihe present invention relates to fountain structures; and its object is, generally, to provide a structure of that character improved in respects hereinafter appearing; 5 and moreparticularly, to provide such a structure having improved mean-s for illuminating the water therein and passing therefrom; and further, to provide improved means for shaping the water sheet or spray therefro-m; and further, to provide improved means for rigidly connecting the separate parts of such a structure; and further, to provide an improved waste pipe therefor.

This and any other and more specific objects hereinafter appearing are attained by, and the invention finds preferable embodiment in, the structure particularly described in the body of this specification and illus* trated by the accompanying drawings, in 2 which:

Figure l is an elevational view of a fountain structure, shown partially in central vertical sect-ion;

Figure 2 is a central vertical sectional view (enlarged) of the upper part of the water-venting pipeV thereof;

Figure 3 is a horizontal sectional view of a portion of said structure taken on line 3-3 of Figure 4;

Figure 4 is a central vertical sectional view of parts of the same taken on line 4 4 of Figure 3; Y

Figure 5 is a central vertical sectional view of the structure showing` a modied construction;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view thereof taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5;

Figure 7 is an elevational view of the upper part of the water-venting pipe showing a modified construction, certain parts being sectioned vertically centrally;

Figure 8 is an elevational viewof parts of the same, showing one of said parts in a different position, some of the parts being sectioned vertically centrally; and

Figure 9 is an elevational View of other parts of the same, showing one of them in a dierent position and sectioned vertically centrally.

1931. Serial No. 548,320.

1n these drawings is shown a fountain structure having electric lamps'for illuminating the water passing therethrough.

This structure comprises a supporting base 1, a hollow post 2, a pair of members wider horizontally than the post, viz. a lower member 3 on the post and an upper member 4 on said lower member, `forming a' basin adapted to contain water, this member 4 comprising an upwardly extending annular rim portion 5 and a translucent bottom portion 6 of glass tightly secured to the' rim portion by screws 7 passing through holding plates 8 and threaded in the sockets 9 embedded in the rim portion, a rubber gasket 10 between 65 Vthe rim and bottom portions being shown to provide a water-tight joint therebetween.

The structure also-comprises a sash frame 11 in the chamber 12 of the lower member 3, its peripheral edge being supported in an V annular rabbet 13 in `.this lower member. This sash frame has a plurality of window I openings disposed angularly about the upwardly extending water venting 4pipe 14. These openings are glazedv or covered by translucent glass panes'15 desirably of different colors. -Partition plates 16 extending downwardly between the window 'openings form compartments 17 in the chamber 12, open at the to-p except for the glass panes and having light-reflecting bottoms 52.

The water pipe 14 having a suitable supply pipe 18 extends upwardly through the base 1, the hollow post 2, the members 3, 4, the sash frame 11, supporting the same in its center, and the glass bottom portion 6 of the upper member 4 with which a water-tight joint is made by the gasket 19. This water pipe as shown is made up of several aligned sections threaded at their ends and provided with hollow nuts or threaded sleeves for connecting them. The pipes section 20, as shown in Figure 1, thus carries on its threaded oppof site ends respectively the threaded sleeve 21 engaging the plate 22 in the bottom of chamber 12, and the sleeve 23 engaging the plate 24 in the base 1, so that when these nuts are screwed ldo-wn they and the pipe section 20 secureiy connect said base, post and l'ower member rigidly together. 10

That part of the water-venting pipe which extends above the translucent bottom 6 may be of any desired form, as that shown in central vertical section in Figure 2, this form comprising a plurality of sections screwed together, including a desired number of crosssectionally circular, upwardly-outwardly flared sections 25 whereby the water passing upwardly through the pipe is directed outwardly and falls in a sheet or spray into the basin formed by the upper member 4.

Preferably however, the waterventing pipe is of the form shown in Figures 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. In this Jform, the pipe section 32 has a reduced lower end 33 threaded in the flared section 251, and a disc section 34 removably surrounds and is heid on said end portion 33. This disc section has a laterally turned peripheral rim 35.

When in the position shown in Figure 7 (the rim extending downwardly) water passing upwardly through pipe section 253 and stri-king flared section 251 and then the under side of said disc section, is thereby directed outwardly and then downwardly so as to fall in a hollow dome-like form. The water passages through the pipe are more clearly seen in Figure 2, wherein the water passing through section 254 (similar to Sectio-n 253) strikes the flared section 25 and then the approximately horizontal lower side of the disc section 341 and is thereby directed outwardly and falls downwardly in al form very similar -to that caused by the disc member 34 in Figure 7.

The pipe section 32 may be partially unscrewed from section 251 so that a space of desired width is provided between section 251 and section 32 thus governing the curve or crown of the dome-like form of the falling water. Or, the section 32 may be removed from section 251, and the disc section 34 turned over and the parts reassembled as shown in Figure 8, wherein the rim 35 extends upwardly and a different form is thus given to the. sheet of water issuing from section 253. A desired number of such flared sections 25, 251 may be arranged one above the other beg tween other sections of the water-venting pipe,

with 'or without such disc sections. At the top of the pipe shown in Figure 7, the disc section 342 may be turned over as shown in Figure 9, or removed entirely to produce desired ornamental effects of the water sheet.

This disc section 342 is threaded on the upper end 37 of the pipe and may be turned to a desired vertical position to govern the crown of the dome-like water sheet, and held in such position by turning down the flared nut 252 as aam nut thereon.

A waste pipe is shown in Figure 5 so that the water in the basin of uppervmember 4 will not run over its edge. This waste pipe comprises the tube 38 having an annular projection 39 resting on the ledges 40 at the lower ends of the supporting members 41 whose upper ends 42 are turned horizontally to resting position on the bottom of chamber 12, threaded bolts 43 embedded in the post 2 passing through said ends 42. This tube 38 contains the water pipe spacedly therefrom and supports the arms 27 for the lamps and also supports the sash frame 11.

A tubular extension 44 also spacedly surrounding the water pipe has water holes 45 through its wall and an annular ledge 46 on which the gasket 191 is held by an underlying nut 47 threaded on the tubular exten'- sion 44. The waste water llows down between the water pipe and the tube and tubular extension 38, 44 and is discharged through the hollow post.

The water pipe may comprise sections connected by a tubular ball and socket joint 48 inside the post, to permit adjustment of the water pipe to other parts. Air holes r49 through the lower member 3 and 50 through the sash frame 11 and radial grooves 51 through the rim of said lower member permit air circulation through the chamber 12 and the cooling thereof.

Electric lamps 26 are located in the compartments 17 respectively being mounted on arms 27 extending downwardly from a support on the water pipe. These lamps have electric wires 28 extending therefrom Adownwardly through the hollow post. By energizing these lamps successively, light colored by the panes through which its rays pass shines through the water in upper member 4 and on or through dome-shaped sheet or spray of water passing out of the pipe above the basin. The wires of these lamps may be furnished with flickering devices indicated at 31 whereby the current passing therethrough is constantly opened and closed at short intervals of time.

The rim portion 5 sets on the lower m-ember 3 and has a downwardly extending annular flange 30 surrounding the periphery of this lower member. As indicated, the base, post and said upper and lower members are desirably made of molded concrete, but the same may manifestly be madecf metal.

The invention being intended to be pointed out in the claims, is not to be limited to or by details of construction of the particular embodiment thereof illustrated by the drawings or hereinbefore described.

I claim:

1. In a fountain structure of the character described: a lower member having a chamber in its upper side; an upper member on the lower member, adapted to contain water and comprising an upwardly extending rim portion and a translucent bottom portion above the chamber; a water projecting pipe extending` upwardly through the chamber and through said bottom portion in tightly fitting relation therewith; a sash frame on the lower member having openings angularly disposed about the pipe and downwardly extending partitions between the openings forming compartments in the chamber; an electric lamp in each compartment.

2. In a fountain structure of the character described: a lower member having a chamber in its upper side; an upper member on the lower member, adapted to contain water and comprising an upwardly extending rim por-V tion and a translucent bottom portion above the chamber; a water projecting pipe extending upwardly through the chamber and through said bottom portion in tightly fitting relation therewith; a sash frame on the lower member having openings angularly disposed about the pipe with translucent colored j panes; downwardly extending partitions between the openings forming compartments in the chamber; an electric lamp in each compartment.

3. In a fountain structure of the character described: a lower member having a chamber in its upper side; an upper member on the lower member, adapted to contain water and comprising an upwardly extending rim portion and a translucent bottom portion above the chamber; a water projecting pipe extending upwardly through the chamber and through said bottom portion in tightly fitting relation therewith; a sash frame below said bottom, supported in its center by the pipe passing therethrough and having openings angularly disposed about the pipe covered with translucent colored panes; downwardly extending partitions between the openings forming compartments in the chamber; an electric lamp in each compartment.

4. In a fountain structure of the character described: a lower member having a chamber in its upper side; an upper member on the lower member, adapted to contain water and comprising an upwardly extending rim portion and a translucent bottom portion above the chamber; a water projecting pipe extending upwardly through the chamber and through said bottom portion in tightly fitting relation therewith; a sash frame below said bottom, supported in its center by the pipe passing therethrough and at its periphery by the lower member and having openings angularly disposed about the pipe covered with translucent colored panes; downwardly extending partitions between the openings forming compartments in the chamber; an electric lamp in each compartment.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Spring Lake, Michigan, this 26th day of J une, 1981.

HENRY A. BRINK.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification239/18
International ClassificationF21S8/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21S8/00, B05B17/08, F21W2121/02
European ClassificationF21S8/00, B05B17/08